ALL WEEKEND LONG…
January 10-12 & beyond: It’s a whodunnit where everyone’s a suspect and no murder-mystery trope is safe – the film, Knives Out, is playing all weekend long at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
January 11-12: Then, unplug with a journey into pastoral paradise during Winter at the Farm at Billings Farm & Museum. Stop in and visit with the Jersey herd, draft horses, oxen, chickens, and sheep, tour the restored 1890 farmhouse, and partake in interactive programs the whole family will love!
January 11-12: Currier and Ives have nothing on the picture-perfect Sleighing Weekend you’ll enjoy with the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, including a combined test on Saturday, sleigh rally classes on Sunday, and cookies and hot beverages available all weekend long.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9…
2 – 4 PM: Grab your needles and yarn and head to the Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) for a quiet, camaraderie-filled afternoon with the Thursday Knitting Group, where all ability levels are welcome.
3 – 3:45 PM: This one’s for the young-adult book-loving set: Join your peers to explore new titles during the YA Book Club at the NWPL!
3:30 – 5:30 PM: Or shuffle the deck on your Thursday when you Play Bridge, also at the NWPL.
6 – 8:30 PM: Bingo night is back! Reserve your spot at South Woodstock's charming Ransom Tavern for delicious pizza and this free-to-play game complete with prizes.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10…
Make it a Friday of exploration with your choice of two activities beginning at 5:30 PM:
- 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Traipse the snowy woods with the January’s wolf moon as your guide, then view our only natural satellite more closely with a high-powered telescope during the Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Astronomy Program with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP).
- 5:30 - 8:30 PM: Walk through the existing Woodstock Emergency Services building and ask questions about the planned remodel during a special tour at Woodstock Fire/EMS.
6:30 - 9 PM: It’s time for the adults to grab their lab coats and head to the Montshire Museum for a night of drinks, discovery, and discourse during Montshire Unleashed! See link for registration and event details.
7 – 10 PM: Or get crafty in the kitchen during the Pizzazed Pizza and Calzone Cooking Class with Odyssey Events.
7:30 - 9:30 PM: Three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists converge for a performance you won’t forget. Prepare for bluegrass, jazz, and roots music played with original flair when the Vermont Mandolin Trio performs at the Artistree Hay Loft.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11…
9 – 11 AM: Want to learn about the earth’s climate and strategies to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron during the two-hour Working Woodlands Workshop - Climate Change: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Global Climate with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. See link for details.
9 AM – 12:30 PM: Calling all groms: it’s time to hit the slopes, show your stuff, and win prizes during Mini Shred Madness at Killington.
11:30 AM - 2 PM: Strap on your snowshoes for a snowy exploration of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP trails with a hot, tasty meal as your reward during the Saturday Soup Kettle Lunch at the Mt Tom Cabin.
3 – 4:30 PM: In the latest documentary film by director Frederick Wiseman, hailed by A.O. Scott of the New York Times as “the greatest American poet,” explore conflicting stereotypes and how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived in rural America. Grab your tickets now for a showing of the film, Monrovia, Indiana, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12…
9 AM – 3 PM: Ride or ski bro-free during this round of the Women Only Workshops at Suicide Six Ski Area! There in Pomfret (just minutes from Woodstock village), you'll join like-minded ladies as they take to the slopes for a morning of instruction followed by a group lunch.
10 AM – 4 PM: New Hampshire residents, today’s your day for $5 admission to The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, where all ages can meet rehabilitate birds, as well as partake in education programs, exhibit spaces, and nature trails – including the brand new canopy walk set in the trees!